Assistant Division Director Emergency Prep And Response

7 days left

Fairfax, Virginia
$91,806.00 - $156,070.00 Annually
Jan 14, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents and providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.

The Health Department seeks a progressive leader to fulfill the role of Assistant Division Director of the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R). This person leads a portfolio of public health preparedness programs and functional areas of emergency management including emergency operations, the department's Incident Management Team and operations center, logistics, safety, security, and facilities management.

Oversees the planning, coordination, and administration of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery programs. Supports and coordinates program development and administration, budgets, personnel management, and strategic planning. Provides leadership to assure that the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response provides relevant, timely, and accurate preparedness, response, and recovery services to internal and external customers and partner organizations. Addresses legal and contractual issues, organizational planning, fiscal responsibility, quality control and assurance, and participates in the development and implementation of public health policy. Supervises staff and provides leadership guidance to program managers. Ensures sound management of division operations and programs. Serves as a subject matter expert on public health, emergency management, and preparedness practices. Ensures division programs and activities are conducted in accordance with local, regional, and state emergency plans, and federal guidance. Fulfills a leadership role on the health department's incident management team and serves in the Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center during emergencies. Represents the health department at local, regional, state, and national level groups and initiatives. Position works u nder the general direction of the division director.

Oversees a portfolio of preparedness, response, and recovery programs including logistics, operations, safety, security, and facilities management. Ensures the department's 24/7/365 readiness to respond to emergencies, including rapid-deployment operations, field emergency operations, the department's operations center, and the department's 100+ member incident management team. Assists in developing and oversees the department's expanding safety and security program.

Note: This is an emergency responder position. As an essential member of an emergency response organization, during an emergency activation, employee may be required to work irregular hours, work at a location other than the official duty station, support the department on a 24/7 basis and perform duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Required to work nights, weekends and be available for emergency activations as necessary.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of management principles, methods, and practices;
Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of emergency management;
Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws and regulations affecting emergency management services, and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly;
Knowledge of the organization and operation of the County government and its departments and agencies;
Ability to plan and manage the work of emergency preparedness and response staff;
Ability to develop measures to counteract/mitigate specific public health risks;
Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, coworkers, associates, elected or appointed officials, public and private sector organizations, and the general public;
Ability to develop and implement short and long-term business continuity and emergency preparedness plans;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
Ability to adapt broadly defined policy guidance to specific situations;
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
Ability to analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
Ability to effectively manage, train and motivate employees

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, emergency management, public health, healthcare administration, or a related field; PLUS six years of professional experience that included emergency preparedness and response management, two of which must have been at a supervisory/management level.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license;
CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)
Certificates of Incident Command System trainings 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 within twelve (12) months of appointment.

  • Extensive experience in and understanding of public health emergency preparedness and response and/or emergency management.
  • Expert-level knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Response Framework (NRF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities, and other recognized standards and best-practices in public health emergency preparedness and emergency management.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Expert-level written and oral communications with demonstrated ability to develop written products, both technical and non-technical, for a diverse range of audiences
  • Extensive experience in the development, advancement, management, and resourcing of emergency response programs.
  • Experience managing a comprehensive emergency management and/or service delivery program.
  • Completion of ICS 300, 400, and All Hazards Incident Management Team (0-305) trainings.
  • Practical experience serving in ICS leadership roles (command and general staff) during real-world emergencies and experience working in an Emergency Operations Center
  • Experience delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences in formal and informal settings.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple priorities and time-sensitive projects and deliverables with excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic, emergency preparedness and response-focused environment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services registry, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally works in an office environment but is also required to perform job duties outside of a typical office setting (e.g. healthcare facilities, warehouses, shelters) including outdoor settings in all-weather conditions and nighttime hours. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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